Established in 1970, the Pennsylvania Society of Health System Pharmacists (PSHP) is the fifth largest state affiliate of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. PSHP consists of over 1100 members employed throughout the Commonwealth in a variety of practice settings including hospitals, home care agencies, long-term care facilities, ambulatory care facilities, health maintenance organizations, clinics, psychiatric facilities, sub-acute and chronic care facilities, correctional facilities and colleges of pharmacy. Members include pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, students of pharmacy, and representatives of the pharmaceutical industry.
The Student Society of Health-System Pharmacists (SSHP) is the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy’s student affiliate chapter of PSHP. The student chapter provides opportunities for students in hospital and clinical pharmacy education, residency and job preparation, public service, and financial planning. Our chapter also holds the annual Clinical Skills Competition and residency panels. On a state and national level, students have the opportunity to serve on committees, be granted scholarships, and be provided with funding for the annual ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, the country’s largest residency showcase.